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Conversations with Christian Entrepreneurs to inspire and empower Christian Business Owners to walk strongly in their faith, WHILE build a thriving business that honours Him, in every way. This is another AmbitiousEntrepreneurNetwork.com Podcast.

The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast Annemarie Cross: Brand & Communications Strategist; Chief Storyteller; The Podcasting Queen

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Conversations with Christian Entrepreneurs to inspire and empower Christian Business Owners to walk strongly in their faith, WHILE build a thriving business that honours Him, in every way. This is another AmbitiousEntrepreneurNetwork.com Podcast.

    [Ep#375] A Success Story to Model with Karen Crowell

    [Ep#375] A Success Story to Model with Karen Crowell

    Have you got diverse experience, along with the number of roles you’ve had in your life, so-much-so you’re finding it difficult to clearly define your message and your business focus – nothing really captures the essence of who you are and the unique blend of what you have to offer? 
    You’re not alone – this is exactly what Karen Crowell had been experiencing for years. Despite her diverse background, rich knowledge, her experience and ways she could support clients – she had just not been able to capture what she did in a concise, succinct and empowering unique and uncopyable message, brand, and offering. 
    Until now.  
    What changed? What did she do? She shares her journey in today’s interview, which I’ve titled a success story to model. 
    Full disclosure, Karen is one of my clients and her interview covers her experience and what happened as she has been working with me, and I know it’s going to be incredibly helpful for you, if you are a coach or a consultant who too, is struggling to clarify and capture the essence of who you are and the unique blend of what you offer in a concise, succinct and empowering unique and uncopyable message, brand, and offering. 
    Let’s hear from Karen. 
    RESOURCES:  

    Core Business Foundations: Your Pathway to Profitable and Sustainable Business Growth  
     I hope you’ve been inspired by Karen’s story. If you want to learn more about my Core Business Foundations Program, go to: www.IndustryThoughtLeaderAcademy.com/CoreBusinessFoundations.  
    About Annemarie Cross:
    Dubbed “The Podcasting Queen,” Annemarie is recognized as an industry pioneer, launching her first co-hosted podcast in 2008 to be the voice of inspiration and hope amongst the deluge of ‘doom and gloom’ after the GFC devastated families worldwide.
    Over a decade on, she’s the author of Industry Thought Leader: How To Go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast and continues to be the voice of inspiration to a global audience through her award-winning podcasts.
    Annemarie continues to live out her mission of ‘Changing the World – ONE Message at a Time’, with her own podcasts, as well as by supporting Professional Services Businesses (coaches and consultants) who are experts in their field (yet feel like they’re the world’s best-kept secret) go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with their own Thought Leader Podcast.
    Click here to access Annemarie's Industry Thought Leader Podcast Series to help you go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast.
    Contact Annemarie:


    Website: www.ambitiousentrepreneurnetwork.com / www.annemariecross.com



    Twitter: @TheAmbitiousPod



    Facebook: @TheAmbitiousEntrepreneurShow



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    • 36 min
    26. Your Call to Action – why the ‘next step’ is important 

    26. Your Call to Action – why the ‘next step’ is important 

    Whenever you create a piece of content there has to be an end in mind AND a next step that you encourage your ideal client to take that gets them into the next step, the next phase of the customer journey as you continue to build know, like and trust.  
    The purpose of your content is of course to bring value, position yourself as a trusted authority, with the content so good, that when you invite them to take the next step, your ideal will. 
    When it comes to your content, think about the 3 ‘E’s 

    Educate 

    Engage 

    Entice 

    Educate your ideal client with valuable insights, engage and build know like and trust by ensuring your message resonates with them, and then entice them and seed and lead to the next step. Invite them to take that next step. 
    YOUR NEXT STEP:  Are you a coach or consultant who is struggling to stand out online? Do you feel unnoticed, unheard, invisible?  
    Access my free Masterclass, on how to become Distinguishable, Uncopyable and Irresistible to your ideal client – even if you’re in a crowded marketplace. 
    Go to: www.IndustryThoughtleaderAcademy.com/DistinguishableMessage 
    Post a review and share it!  If you learned something by tuning into this podcast, do not hesitate to write a review and share it with your friends. Help us help them grow their business and create positive impact. For more updates and episodes, visit the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show website. You can also subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Email, RSS and more! 
    You can also follow us through Facebook. Want to build a scalable business you are passionate about? Join The Influence Alliance – the Business Building Community for Change Makers. Want to launch your own Thought Leader Podcast? Access my ‘Are You Ready to Launch Your Podcast' Quiz here, and have a chat with me. Have any questions? You can contact me through these platforms: 


    Company website 


    Instagram 


    Facebook 


    Join our Community of Change Makers 


    Twitter 


    Linkedin 

    To staying ambitious, Annemarie 
     
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    • 3 min
    [Ep#374] Finding Resilience in Adversity

    [Ep#374] Finding Resilience in Adversity

    My guest today says: “I’m just a Girl who LOVES GOD and as a result of that LOVE I am GOD’s Girl!” 
    Joining me today's show is Sherelle Reed. 
    Sherelle Alexander Reed is a wife, mother, author, life coach, motivator, and “Sister next door” who is purposed to Encourage. Educate and Empowerment others. Sherelle loves people and is dedicated to making a deliberate and intentional positive impact through her spoken messages and community initiatives. Her brand is “THE BLOOMING AFFECT” where she teaches and coaches on how to overcome life’s adversity and show up as your Best Self on the road from Present to Purpose.  Sherelle has learned that all experiences are necessary for one’s Purpose! 
    On today’s show Sherrell is going to share: 

    Overcoming Adversity 

    Do it AFRAID 

    Find Your Resilience 


    About Annemarie Cross:
    Dubbed “The Podcasting Queen,” Annemarie is recognized as an industry pioneer, launching her first co-hosted podcast in 2008 to be the voice of inspiration and hope amongst the deluge of ‘doom and gloom’ after the GFC devastated families worldwide.
    Over a decade on, she’s the author of Industry Thought Leader: How To Go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast and continues to be the voice of inspiration to a global audience through her award-winning podcasts.
    Annemarie continues to live out her mission of ‘Changing the World – ONE Message at a Time’, with her own podcasts, as well as by supporting Professional Services Businesses (coaches and consultants) who are experts in their field (yet feel like they’re the world’s best-kept secret) go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with their own Thought Leader Podcast.
    Click here to access Annemarie's Industry Thought Leader Podcast Series to help you go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast.

    Contact Annemarie:


    Website: www.ambitiousentrepreneurnetwork.com / www.annemariecross.com



    Twitter: @TheAmbitiousPod



    Facebook: @TheAmbitiousEntrepreneurShow



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    • 33 min
    25. Why Repurposing Content is Important

    25. Why Repurposing Content is Important

    Hey, it’s Annemarie - welcome to another 30DaystoDistinction tip where I’ll be sharing 30 tips over the next 30 days as part of our 30DaysToDistinction Challenge to help you become distinguishable, uncopyable and irresistible, so you are THE choice vs just A choice for your ideal client and can continue to bring real change in your sphere of influence with your message and expertise. 
    This is Tip #25.  
    And it’s all about the importance of repurposing your content. 
    Now, before you roll your eyes and go ‘Annemarie, we already know that!’ 
    Let me ask you a question – are you repurposing your content?  
    Across different platforms at different times AND by leveraging different mediums? 
    It’s important, because: 

    It can take multiple times for someone to finally take action, which can be for a number of reasons from they’re not quite ready yet, they may to struggle through on their own and need to get to that frustration point where the cost of NOT doing something and investing in help is greater than them struggling on their own, and  

    Not everyone consumes content in the specific way you are sharing it so will appreciate you leveraging a different medium to share it. 

    For instance, you can: 

    Write an article 

    Take that article and create an infographic from the main points 

    Take that article and create a video 

    Take that video and strip the audio and include on your podcast 

    Take points of that article and create a slideshow  

    Take the article and create slides and a document on Linkedin 

    Take one of the points of the article and go deeper into that specific point 

    Then take that point and create an infographic from the new points you came up with 

    And on it goes.  
    See the content you can come up with just from one article?  
    YOUR NEXT STEP:  
    Are you a coach or consultant who is struggling to stand out online? Do you feel unnoticed, unheard, invisible?  
    Access my free Masterclass, on how to become Distinguishable, Uncopyable and Irresistible to your ideal client – even if you’re in a crowded marketplace. 
    Go to: www.IndustryThoughtleaderAcademy.com/DistinguishableMessage 
    Post a review and share it!  
    If you learned something by tuning into this podcast, do not hesitate to write a review and share it with your friends. Help us help them grow their business and create positive impact. For more updates and episodes, visit the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show website. You can also subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Email, RSS and more! 
    You can also follow us through Facebook. Want to build a scalable business you are passionate about? Join The Influence Alliance – the Business Building Community for Change Makers. Want to launch your own Thought Leader Podcast? Access my ‘Are You Ready to Launch Your Podcast' Quiz here, and have a chat with me. Have any questions? You can contact me through these platforms: 


    Company website 


    Instagram 


    Facebook 


    Join our Community of Change Makers 


    Twitter 


    Linkedin 

    To staying ambitious, Annemarie 
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    • 4 min
    [Ep#373] Do NOT Conform to the Patterns of this World

    [Ep#373] Do NOT Conform to the Patterns of this World

    Welcome to another episode. I’m sure you’d agree that there are things being said and shared in the world today – that is in total contrast to what the Lord has said and what the Lord created. 
    In this episode I speak about something I’ve recently heard and how it reminds us of the Bible verse in Romans 12: 22 where we are told:
    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approach what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” 
    I share more in this episode, while also extending another invitation to our upcoming #BEtheDifference Summit, where I will be speaking about how to break through spiritual strongholds that can keep you stuck from living out your kingdom purpose. 
    WHEN: August 11, 2022 (August 10, 2022 USA) 
    TIME: 8.00am-3.45pm AEST (6.00pm-1.45am EST) 
    OUR SPEAKERS:  
    Join your Summit Host – Annemarie Cross along with our Speakers:  

    Melody Dowlearn: Your Kingdom Identity  


    Karen Culjak YOU: A NEW Creation in Christ 


    Caroline Mendez: 8 Challenges Facing Women Living Out Their Calling 

    Ranette Holmseth: Kingdom Collaboration for Supernatural Outcome 

    Fidelez Cruz: Discover Your Purpose & Calling 


    Lorellee Colley: Understanding the Blessing: Practical Keys for Blessings to Flow in Fullness 

    Cheri Toledo: Living and Working from Rest: Fulfilling the Call of the Kingdom 


    Annemarie Cross: Breaking through Spiritual Strongholds that'll Keep you Stuck from Living out Your Kingdom Purpose 


    Karen Crowell: Re-Design & Live a Life You Love - even after a dramatic or traumatic life-changing event 


    Mimika Cooney: Renewing of Your Mind - Daily: How & Why This is Crucial 


    Tiffany Yecke Brooks: What to Do When Your Prayers Remain Unanswered 


    Carl Vanderpal: The POWER of Forgiveness and Walking in True Authority & Power 



    To find out more and to sign up – go to: wwwBEtheDifferenceSummit.com
    About Annemarie Cross:
    Dubbed “The Podcasting Queen,” Annemarie is recognized as an industry pioneer, launching her first co-hosted podcast in 2008 to be the voice of inspiration and hope amongst the deluge of ‘doom and gloom’ after the GFC devastated families worldwide.
    Over a decade on, she’s the author of Industry Thought Leader: How To Go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast and continues to be the voice of inspiration to a global audience through her award-winning podcasts.
    Annemarie continues to live out her mission of ‘Changing the World – ONE Message at a Time’, with her own podcasts, as well as by supporting Professional Services Businesses (coaches and consultants) who are experts in their field (yet feel like they’re the world’s best-kept secret) go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with their own Thought Leader Podcast.
    Click here to access Annemarie's Industry Thought Leader Podcast Series to help you go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast.
    Contact Annemarie:


    Website: www.ambitiousentrepreneurnetwork.com / www.annemariecross.com



    Twitter: @TheAmbitiousPod



    Facebook: @TheAmbitiousEntrepreneurShow


     
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    • 12 min
    24. Innovate – even 1% difference can be the difference

    24. Innovate – even 1% difference can be the difference

    As I mentioned yesterday in Tip#23, as someone who is looking to build your thought leadership - be mindful of the tactics you follow as you continue to build your reputation as a trusted authority.  
    It matters.
    Rather than following the same ol ‘hack this’ and ‘hack that’ visibility tactics - focus on the insights, hindsight and foresight that only YOU can bring to the conversation through your years of experience and knowledge.
    Because it’s the wisdom and knowledge YOU bring through longevity in your industry that matters! Showcase THAT as you build your thought leadership collateral.
    Another way to do that is to: 
    Innovate – even 1% difference can make the difference  
    So here are some tips to help you come up with content ideas. Specifically the type of content people WANT to read and will help you stand out, be heard and influence your ideal client?  
    An interesting poll that Linkedin’s ran a while ago may just be helpful.  In fact, ‘Fresh Ideas and Inspiration’ topped the poll at 60%, followed by ‘New Industry Insights’ in second place at 29%. 
    Here’s what I would add – especially important if you’re looking to add value to the conversation WHILE build your reputation as a trusted authority - that trusted voice in your industry.  
    Be mindful your ‘Fresh Ideas and Inspiration’ are specific and relevant to your industry. Because while those inspirational ‘popularity posts’ may generate higher levels of engagement, you’ll want to spend the majority of your time creating posts that challenges the status quo, inspires new ways of thinking to your industry, while showcasing your thought leadership.  
    So, specificity and relevancy are key. 
    Here are 3 ideas to get your creative content juices flowing when it comes to innovating – even at 1%:  

    Look at what other people in your industry are talking about AND go deeper. Much deeper.  

    Pinpoint the areas no-one’s talking about. Find evidence that validate its importance and relevance, and continue to bring fresh and innovative insights into this area. 

    Research other industries and pinpoint overlapping similarities/challenges/solutions to build a solid business case for why change is needed and why outdated principles/approaches are no longer valid. 

    YOUR NEXT STEP:  
    Are you a coach or consultant who is struggling to stand out online? Do you feel unnoticed, unheard, invisible?  
    Access my free Masterclass, on how to become Distinguishable, Uncopyable and Irresistible to your ideal client – even if you’re in a crowded marketplace. 
    Go to: www.IndustryThoughtleaderAcademy.com/DistinguishableMessage 
    Post a review and share it!  
    If you learned something by tuning into this podcast, do not hesitate to write a review and share it with your friends. Help us help them grow their business and create positive impact. For more updates and episodes, visit the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show website. You can also subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Email, RSS and more! 
    You can also follow us through Facebook. Want to build a scalable business you are passionate about? Join The Influence Alliance – the Business Building Community for Change Makers. Want to launch your own Thought Leader Podcast? Access my ‘Are You Ready to Launch Your Podcast' Quiz here, and have a chat with me. Have any questions? You can contact me through these platforms: 


    Company website 


    Instagram 


    Facebook 

    Join our Community of Change Makers


    Twitter 


    Linkedin 

    To staying ambitious, Annemarie 
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    • 6 min

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A great podcast from an excellent interviewer

I enjoy listening to "The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast" as I am a Christian writer. Being a writer these days involves building a platform and potentially becoming an entrepreneur and small business owner. I appreciate the guests, their Godly wisdom and their passion for what they do. Well done Anne Marie Cross!

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The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast

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